Revised Code of Practice for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology ORS C1

Submissions close 4.00 pm, Thursday 5 October 2023.

Published online: 
07 September 2023

The Radiation Safety Act 2016 (the Act) is administered by the Manatū Hauora – the Ministry of Health (the Ministry).

Section 86(1) of the Act allows the Director for Radiation Safety (Director) to issue codes of practice. This is for the purpose of specifying technical requirements.

The Code of Practice for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology ORS C1 (C1) first became effective as of 9 November 2018. Section 90(a) of the Act requires the Director to review a code of practice every five years.

Section 90(b) of the Act requires that the Director consult with any person who the Director reasonably considers is likely to be affected by a review of a code of practice

The Director has produced a revised C1 as part of the statutorily required review of C1. This document sets out for public consultation the revised C1.

How to have your say

The closing date for submissions is 4.00 pm, Thursday 5 October 2023.

A submission form has been appended to the revised C1 to facilitate feedback. The form is also available online. The form is intended as a guide only. You are free to submit any information that you consider to be relevant.

Your views matter

C1 (and any amendments made) is a secondary legislation under section 86(6) of the Act and applies to any person who ‘deals with’ a radiation source. The term ‘deal with’ is defined in section 5 of the Act and includes ‘to manufacture, possess, control, manage, use, transport, store, export, import, sell, supply, or dispose of a radiation source’. Also ‘deal with’ is interpreted to mean ‘to carry out any other activity or practice involving the radiation source’.

Those affected by revised C1 include all regulated parties, and other people and organisations with a professional interest in diagnostic and interventional radiology or dental radiology.

The Ministry will review all feedback received as part of the consultation and use it to inform the amendment of revised C1.

What happens after the consultation?

The Ministry will analyse and respond to any in-scope submissions. After this the Director will consider further drafting improvements of revised C1.

The statutorily required review of C1 will be completed following public consultation and before 9 November 2023.


We may publish submissions on the Ministry's website, unless you have asked us not to. If you are submitting as an individual, we will automatically remove your personal details and any identifiable information. You can chose to have your personal details withheld if your submission is requested under the Official Information Act.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    07 September 2023
  • ISBN:
    978-1-991075-55-0 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2023. Code of Practice for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: ORS C1: For consultation. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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